The Fantastic 12 of 2012: A Behind the Scenes View of Blazing Fast Performance

Last week we kicked off the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, the first episode covering SQL Server AlwaysOn was just the beginning of this unique 12-part look into the SQL Server Engineering Team. Download The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) to follow along with all the episodes and learn… Read more

Guest Blogger: John Fruehe, Director of Product Marketing for Server/Workstation products at AMD

Microsoft and AMD – Delivering Enhanced Value to SQL Server Customers  Congratulations to Microsoft on the RTM of Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2! Matched with our new AMD Opteron™ 6000 Series platform we have a combination that delivers real value to the database market. I remember a time when “value” meant “cheap” and that as… Read more

Unisys Corporation sets TPC-H benchmark with SQL Server 2008

  Unisys Corporation and their latest enterprise server, the ES7000 Model 7600R, set a new record for price/performance in the Transaction Processing Council’s (TPC) TPC-H benchmark test running on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. In the TPC-H Benchmark, the ES7000 Model 7600R reached an outstanding performance of 80,172.7 QphH@10,000GB and price/performance of $18.95… Read more

New TPC-E benchmarks rank SQL Server 2008 #1 Value Leader

New benchmarks released by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) ranks SQL Server 2008 #1 for price/performance, offering customers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for an enterprise-class database. The benchmark results demonstrate the performance benefits customers can expect from pairing SQL Server 2008 with hardware from leading industry partners including Intel and IBM…. Read more

SQL Server 2008 Benchmarks

With the launch of SQL Server 2008 today (remember, RTM is still planned for a few months later in Q3 2008) we have just posted a number of record breaking results across industry (TPC-E, TPC-H) and ISV benchmarks. These are really amazing results and the team worked extremely hard to get these published by launch…. Read more